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Chicken in Lettuce Leaves

Updated February 23, 2016

Cookbook

Beard on Birds

Published by Running Press

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

This is a variation on an old Chinese recipe. Turkey may be used in place of the chicken.

Cooking Methodsauteeing

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionBuffet, Cocktail Party, Family Get-together, game day

Recipe Courseappetizer, main course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free

Moodadventurous, festive

Taste and Texturecrunchy, herby, hot & spicy, juicy, light, meaty, nutty, savory

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chicken
  • 1½ cups finely chopped onions
  • ¾ cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (4 ounces) green chilies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh hot chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1½ teaspoons dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Cognac
  • ½ cup chicken broth, if needed
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¾ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 2 heads chilled iceberg lettuce

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